Debasish Majumder

Debasish Majumder

11h ago · 1 min read · ~10 · 4
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Savvy Raj

Savvy Raj

12h ago · 1 min read · ~10
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Light of Life

Light of Life

In the vastness of the darkA single candle makes a differenceIt illuminates and creates interestIt draws attention and focusFor it casts a riveting spellIt attracts life towards itFor it is light of Life itself.Light and darkFill the voidWith their...

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

I miss you Savvy Raj Hope you are good. You are definitely a light that brightens up anybody and I enjoyed this poem thoroughly :)

1h ago
Savvy Raj

Savvy Raj

Thank you so much Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris Kind of you!

5h ago
Phil Friedman

Phil Friedman

19/8/2018 · 2 min read · ~10 · 13
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Pascal Derrien

Pascal Derrien

19/8/2018 · 2 min read · ~10
To Lifestyle and 11 more
Inside Out

Inside Out

My memory drawers are no longer in the right order but not any longer I think about it with terror I have separated with myself and I, around me they pretend that's everything is alright, they say that I just got to sit tight However I know that my...

Pascal Derrien

Pascal Derrien

thanks Jennifer kind words much appreciated

1h ago
Jennifer Leach-Trask

Jennifer Leach-Trask

Absolutely breathtaking. Very poignant, profound and real. Thank you for sharing.

2h ago
Milos Djukic

Milos Djukic

11/2/2017 · 4 min read · +400 · 40
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Preston 🐝 Vander Ven

Preston 🐝 Vander Ven

9/2/2017 · 4 min read · +600
To Sales and 30 more
Top Ways to Market Yourself on beBee

Top Ways to Market Yourself on beBee

beBee is the becoming the most powerful social networking site to help you grow your business.  It makes Twitter, Linkedin, Facebook, and YouTube seem like social networking sites for kids.  Remember, those are still great tools to use, when used...

Preston 🐝 Vander Ven

Preston 🐝 Vander Ven

I changed my 3 tip from "Connect with Everyone" to "Connect with Everyone with Similar Interests" because of Jim Cody . Read his comment it is very powerful.

2d ago
larson reever

larson reever

Agreed.

4d ago
Milos Djukic

Milos Djukic

6/6/2017 · 4 min read · +100 · 11
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Phil Friedman

Phil Friedman

5/6/2017 · 4 min read · +300
To Marketing and 11 more
Learning From Mistakes

Learning From Mistakes

EXPERIENCE MAY BE THE BEST TEACHER, BUT IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE YOUR EXPERIENCE   In my consulting practice, I often explain to prospective clients that I can help them not because I am so brilliant, but because I've likely already made just about...

Phil Friedman

Phil Friedman

I understand, Louise Smith. And the conundrum you face is common, pretty much in all sectors of Small Business. Here are a few thoughts off the top of my head.

1) Get away from thinking there is some magic number that you "ought" to be charging. The only pressure to raise rates that you should recognize is that which derives from your need or desire to maintain the given lifestyle of your choice.

2) Don't barter but instead, offer your own credit/payment plan. Take 50% cash payment down (or whatever you are charging now) and defer the rest for later payment on an interest-free plan that requires only a modest monthly payment. If in some or even if in many cases you get "stiffed", so what? You'll still be making more than you would have otherwise.

3) You can't use testimonials, I'd guess because that violates therapist-patient confidentiality but... your best testimonial is you and your "bedside" manner. So start today on your new series of video sessions for social media. Deal with real problems from your files. Show 'em what you've got. For free. Make it entertaining -- which you are. And different and offbeat -- which you are in spades. And make it polished and professional. One the best at this kind of thing is Melissa Hughes. Her video spots are great IMO. Note: this kind of free series is NOT advertising, not a promotional gift, not I bet banned by your association.

If any of this helps, send me $10 for this "Sawbuck Consult". Good luck and cheers!

5d ago
Louise Smith

Louise Smith

Phil Friedman
From not your Canadian business friend, not your US business friend, not your worldwide business friend & not your other business friend
but still from your business friend !
I have a lot of problems as a Psychologist in my own small business
- if I set my fee at the market rate, I would not get 1 client
- this July after 10 years, I put my fee up to $100 less than the recommended rate. That's on the high side but not the highest fee according to the Market.
Not sure if I will get new clients.
- I can't barter as it's unethical according to my Code of Conduct
- I can't accept gifts
- I can't give away promotional gifts
- I can't use Testimonials at all

So after 10 years, I am evaluating
Last week I wrote my last free court report. No one pays the recommended rate & the people that need the reports have no $
I also wrote my last free client submission for a Gov benefit
I have decided I have to charge a GAP fee to everyone & can no longer bulk bill (only get the Gov Medicare rebate of one quarter of recommended rate)
I have decided I need a different client base

If this doesn't work & fairly soon , I need a new job in a new industry ! People ask me if I am a Psychic - maybe that's a clue ?

5d ago
Milos Djukic

Milos Djukic

1/12/2016 · 3 min read · ~100 · 5
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Renée 🐝 Cormier

Renée 🐝 Cormier

1/12/2016 · 3 min read · +100
To Marketing and 7 more
Powerful Connections: Melding Minds and Leveraging Business Experience

Powerful Connections: Melding Minds and Leveraging Business Experience

In his book, Think and Grow Rich, Napoleon Hill suggested that people who want to be successful in business assemble a group of like-minded business people and form a mastermind group. Mastermind groups, are essentially support groups. No one can...

Renée 🐝 Cormier
3d ago
Jerry Fletcher

Jerry Fletcher

Renee, this idea first suggested in the colonies that became the United States by Ben Franklin is one of the best for building a business in my opinion. Just being in a room with 10 or 12 successful business owners is an inspiration. The knowledge at the table is vast, deep and wide. The ability in a well coached group to focus on one member's problem must be seen to be appreciated. I recommend that every business owner find, join and/or build such a group. And so it goes.

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